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The Western Rite: Its Development and Rich History and Its Relevance for Our Worship Life Today
Daniel Deutschlander offers in this presentation on the Western Rite that worship begins with a proper attitude on the part of the parishioners and their pastor–the focus must always be on Christ and the Means of Grace. ...
Exegetical Brief: Was Solomon a Misogynist?
John Brug asserts that Solomon’s statement in Ecclesiastes 7:28 does not mean that he found all women evil, but that it reflects two other truths: “the departure of the human race from what God meant it to be and Solomon’s ...
On the Establishment and Preservation of the Public Ministry
Stoeckhardt reiterates the fact that all Christians are given the duty to carry out the Great Commission, though it is our practice to single out those with special gifts to do so full-time. He encourages congregations to ...
Doctrinal Brief: What is Legalism?
In this brief, Prof. Schuetze presents three ways in which Christians may fall into legalism: 1) depending on one’s works to earn salvation (work-righteousness); 2) motivating good works with the law instead of the gospel; ...
Circuit Pastors and the Eighth Commandment
Brenner discusses the role of the circuit pastor, focusing on oversight of doctrine and practice, discipline and keeping the eighth commandment in the performance of these duties.
Exegetical Brief: The Betrothal Explanation of Porneia in the Exception Clause
John Brug presents the case of porneia in the exception clause of Matthew 5:32 and 19:9, that it means any kind of sexual immorality, against those who would restrict its meaning to certain kinds of sexual misconduct.
First Do No Harm: Toward a Philosophy of Ministry for Short-Term Missions
Prof. Cherney examines the rationale and motivation for sending short-term missionaries: why we send them, whom we should send, and what we send them to do.